Dave Van Ronk

Dave Van Ronk performs at the 1968 Philadelphia Folk Festival. David Kenneth Ritz "Dave" Van Ronk (June 30, 1936 – February 10, 2002) was an American folk singer. An important figure in the American folk music revival and New York City's Greenwich Village scene in the 1960s, he was nicknamed the "Mayor of MacDougal Street".

Van Ronk's work ranged from old English ballads to blues, gospel, rock, New Orleans jazz, and swing. He was also known for performing instrumental ragtime guitar music, especially his transcription of "St. Louis Tickle" and Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag". Van Ronk was a widely admired avuncular figure in "the Village", presiding over the coffeehouse folk culture and acting as a friend to many up-and-coming artists by inspiring, assisting, and promoting them. Folk performers whom he befriended include Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, Patrick Sky, Phil Ochs, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and Joni Mitchell. Bob Dylan recorded Van Ronk's arrangement of the traditional song "House of the Rising Sun" on his first album, which the Animals turned into a chart-topping rock single in 1964, helping inaugurate the folk-rock movement.

Van Ronk received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in December 1997. He died in a New York hospital of cardiopulmonary failure while undergoing postoperative treatment for colon cancer. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published 2004
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Published 2013
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Published 1960
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Published 2005
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by Van Ronk, Dave.
Published 1960
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by Van Ronk, Dave.
Published 1960
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by Van Ronk, Dave.
Published 1965
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by Van Ronk, Dave.
Published 1967
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by Van Ronk, Dave.
Published 1964
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by Van Ronk, Dave.
Published 1991
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by Van Ronk, Dave.
Published 1971
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by Van Ronk, Dave.
Published 1991
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Published 2006
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Published 1999
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by Goldstein, Kenneth S.
Published 1968
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Published 1959
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